Any sources on Dorcas Turner Clarkson or Dyson?

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In a very frustrating turn of events, I realized that there are barely any sources out there for my 6th great grandmother Dorcas Turner Clarkson. The only thing I can find is a record of her birth, and even that has a different date than the one listed on Wikitree. I cleaned up her profile from the GEDcom import status it was at, but still had no sources besides her birth --- though I included all of the speculation from other family trees (such as FamilySearch).

Are there even any sources? When did she even die? Her profile and research on her looks like a nightmare. I feel like she in particular fell victim to the "well this person says this, so I'm just going to copy it" problem we have in the genealogy world.

ANY info and supplementary sources would be very much appreciated. Especially if it means confirming her parent relationships or if she was actually married to Joseph Dyson.

Thank you in advance for ANY insight on this!
WikiTree profile: Dorcas Clarkson
in Genealogy Help by Liz Marshall G2G6 Mach 9 (90.2k points)

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Family Search records Dorcas Turner, b. 21 Nov 1741 in Newport, Charles, Maryland, as the daughter of Verlinda and Samuel Turner.

Maryland, Church Records, 1668-1995, database, FamilySearch ( : 16 March 2018), Dorcas Turner, 21 Nov 1741; citing Birth, Newport, Charles, Maryland, United States, various libraries, churches, historical and national societies, private and public records; FHL microfilm 13,204.

Wikitree has an existing profile for Samuel Turner, Jr. and his wife Verlinda, whose maiden name is MacPherson.  Click here:  McPherson-1239

I've just sourced most of their children in Family Search and asked the two profile managers to add Dorcas as a child.  I hope this helps!

by Janine Barber G2G6 Pilot (191k points)
selected by Liz Marshall
Hi Janine! Realized I never thanked you for this. Thanks so much!
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I'm not sure if this is visible to non-LDS accounts, but if you look at the verrry bottom of the left page it looks like it is Joseph and Dorcus Turner's marriage record.
by Jamie Nelson G2G6 Pilot (442k points)
Thanks Jamie!

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